Responding to Toni Holtz letter: I agree Imperial Irrigation District needs to maintain efficiency, within reason. Sometimes too much efficiency can lead to stupidity. An example would be if both Holtz and myself were invited to the same wedding and we appeared wearing only shorts and a T-shirt. We are being efficient. By not buying a suit we have saved money. I don't think the bride and groom would care for our attire and we probably would be thrown out.
Another example: too much efficiency can lead to lack of compassion.
Some companies were purposely eliminating employees who were above the age of 40, because employees' above 40 generally receive higher pay, have more medical expenses, are considered less productive and are the ones who will draw retirement pay. By removing some of these people, the companies were saving money.
At the IID the oldest employee is Lloyd Allen, who is 72 years old. It isn't right to be against an individual because of his age. If a person wants to work until the age of 100, I believe he has a right. I am against Allen not because of his age but because he has sold the community down the river by giving our jobs to Asplundh and Irby. He doesn't have a heart for our children who need jobs, and he is more interested in catering to the greedy farmers.